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Digital Printing at drupa 2016

Last updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016

I had the opportunity to go to Dusseldorf, Germany and attend drupa 2016. Here is my summary of what I saw with regard to digital press developments and trends. While all the major digital press vendors had their wares on display, HP was most impressive with an entire hall full of their gear.   

2015 Digital Color Press Review

Last updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Looking back on 2015 there were a number of high profile advances in inkjet technology, but a number of new toner-based products offered expanded capabilities that were well received by print service providers. Inkjet Products for Transactional/Books/Direct Mail (letters) The adoption of high speed continuous feed inkjet for transactional and book printing was well underway [...]

Great Options for Larger Sheet Size Color Digital Presses

Last updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Image quality is always the first criterion when Printers are selecting a new digital press, because if you can’t sell the output it’s not a viable option.  But not far behind are factors including substrate flexibility, sheet size, productivity, reliability, service and costs (both capital and operating). Sheet size continues to be key factor in [...]

Inkjet with Great Image Quality on Uncoated Offset Stock on Display at Graph Expo 2015

Last updated: Thursday, October 22, 2015

Color inkjet printing has made tremendous progress over the last several years.  Page volumes grew by 38% in 2014 and pages from high speed continuous form inkjet presses accounted for 45% of the total color production digital pages in North America. This growth has been in the areas of transactional statements, books, and direct mail. [...]

How You VDP and Workflow in 2015

Last updated: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company A couple of weeks ago I asked people in the industry to share the VDP languages, workflow solutions and MIS solutions they use. It is always good to take a quick pulse of the industry and the results confirm much of what I already [...]

Inkjet Image Quality Improvements Continue at a Fast Pace

Last updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Remember back to some of the first inkjet presses, like the VERSAMARK from Kodak.  The image quality of the output was often referred to as “business color”, which meant the colors were pale and washed out and the resolution was low.  And paper stocks were very limited. The only applications that could use this image [...]

Inkjet Reaches Tipping Point for Book Printing

Last updated: Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Two recent headlines from PrintWeek caught my attention: “Quad/Graphics to buy 20 HP web presses to drive on-demand books strategy” (Jan 15, 2015)  “Timsons digital wing enters voluntary liquidation” (Jan 12, 2015) At first the headlines seemed conflicting – with HP doing really well selling digital presses to the book market and Timsons going out [...]

Graph Expo 2014 Digital Press Review

Last updated: Friday, November 7, 2014

For those of us who have been to a few Graph Expo’s the first thing we noticed as we walked in was the registration area was in the Heidelberg booth, well not really in the Heidelberg booth, but in the space where the Heidelberg booth used to be, which means the footprint of the show [...]

HP’s Inkjet Web Press Business Demonstrates Thought Leadership at Transform Event

Last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Transform was the theme of the recent HP Inkjet Web Press event in Dallas (May 2014).  The event was designed to show customers and prospects how they can transform their business using digital printing technology.  It was one of the most impressive events I’ve attended as it showcased customers, technology, innovation and strategy. HP brought [...]

HP SmartStream Production Center Gets it Right

Last updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013

HP has a workflow automation and management solution out called HP SmartStream Production Center which really does some things right, indicating that “they get it.” Sure, it does prepress automation, has a graphical workflow programming system, and has all the usual features and functions to automate production workflows. But, it also goes a step beyond [...]